Heating systems and boilers
Boilers (or heating systems) are believed to account for around 55% of a household’s yearly energy bill, so having an efficient boiler can significantly reduce energy bills. Modern, condensing boilers are a lot more efficient than older boilers and are usually said to be around 90-95% efficient.
The savings from installing a new boiler will depend on the state of the current boiler that is being replaced. Replacing a boiler that is over ten years old will almost always offer good savings.
The Energy Saving Trust estimate that replacing an old gas boiler (without controls) with a new A rated boiler and new controls can save up to £340 per year.
If you are looking into replacing your boiler always obtain a minimum of three quotes to ensure you don’t overpay.
The Warmer Homes, Greener District advice line 0800 677 1543 can help residents to find local and trusted heating engineers and can assess whether vulnerable residents can access financial support to help with the cost of repairing or replacing a boiler or heating system.